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Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is executive editor of Windows Central. He has been covering Microsoft since 2009 back when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, Surface, HoloLens, Xbox, and future computing visions. Follow him on Twitter: @daniel_rubino.

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Microsoft’s “On the Whiteboard” takes us to a place where no one can hear you scream

Microsoft’s “On the Whiteboard” takes us to a place where no one can hear you scream

Michael Archambault 26

Last week, Microsoft introduced their new web series, “On the Whiteboard”, to take you behind the scenes at the company and see how our favorite devices and services are brought to life. The first episode had us learn where our favorite Windows sounds come from; this week, we go to a place where silence is king. Our host, Pamela Woon, takes us into an anechoic chamber on the Redmond...

Windows Phone Store weakness makes exclusive apps accessible to all, we explain how

Windows Phone Store weakness makes exclusive apps accessible to all, we explain how

Rafael Rivera 95

Earlier today, we reported on a Windows Phone Store weakness allowing savvy users to download Nokia-exclusive applications onto non-Nokia hardware (well, try to at least, as often those apps are API dependent). But we did a little more digging and discovered the weakness doesn't just cover Nokia apps. You can manipulate the Store into providing any device or operator-exclusive app for...

Glitch spotted in Windows Phone Store, allows installation of Nokia exclusive apps on all phones [Updated]

Glitch spotted in Windows Phone Store, allows installation of Nokia exclusive apps on all phones [Updated]

Kane Gao 249

At last count, Nokia had well over 50 exclusive apps or games in its Collection, giving Lumia owners a slight edge in features. But that advantage may be no more, at least temporarily. According to Chinese site WPDang, there is a freshly spotted glitch in Windows Phone Store that could enable everyone to download exclusive apps from the Nokia Collection. Yes. The picture above shows...

Official Tapatalk app for Windows Phone now available as an early-access purchase

Official Tapatalk app for Windows Phone now available as an early-access purchase

Daniel Rubino 85

This morning, the official Tapatalk client for Windows Phone (both 7.x and 8; optimized for WP8) has been released to the Store and is now available as part of an early-access program for enthusiast users. Tapatalk is the leading standard for discussion forums, allowing users a common system by which to access and utilize internet communities. Official apps have been available on iOS...

New WPCentral app update brings bug fixes, speed enhancements and Pocket support

New WPCentral app update brings bug fixes, speed enhancements and Pocket support

Jay Bennett 157

We have another update to our official app to announce today, in the never ending quest to tune up the experience we’re bringing a lot of bug fixes this time around. For Windows Phone 7 users you’ll see an update to your v4.2 of the app, whereas Windows Phone 8 users will see part one of v4.3 (part 2 will be finished next week). So, read on for a breakdown of everything that’s changed...

Microsoft's innovative Project Spark to let users create, share games on Xbox One, 360, and Windows 8

Microsoft's innovative Project Spark to let users create, share games on Xbox One, 360, and Windows 8

Paul Acevedo 57

Here we go folks, our last E3 2013 game preview. And you’d better believe I saved the best for last. Xbox One launch games will let players do lots of exciting things: shoot soldiers in Battlefield 4 and Wolfenstein: The New Order, bust zombies in Dead Rising 3, collect millions of LEGO blocks in LEGO Marvel Superheroes, and even beat down fighters in Killer Instinct. Those are all...